Meijer to Launch Smaller Store Concept

Meijer is planning to open two new concept stores that the company says are designed simplify the customer shopping experience.

The new “Meijer Grocery” outlets are set to open in Michigan’s Orion Township and Macomb Township by the end of this month. The concept stores will have just 75,000 to 90,000 square feet of space. These stores are much smaller compared to the newer Meijer supercenters which are approximately 150,000 square feet. The new stores will also include parking that wraps around a singular corner entrance to maximize the number of parking spaces near the door and will feature local brand products as well.

The condensed layout will be easier for shoppers to navigate and will also have the same technologies that are available at traditional Meijer supercenter stores. This includes Meijer’s Shop and Scan technology which allows shoppers to avoid the checkout while paying with their smart phones, as well as home delivery and pickup.

“By opening Meijer Grocery stores, we’re introducing a new way for our customers to shop that provides convenience, value and the great quality our customers have always come to expect from Meijer,” said Meijer President and Chief Executive Office Rick Keyes.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company operates 499 supercenters, neighborhood markets and Express locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.